Guggenheim Releases More Than 1,700 Masterful Works of Modern Art Online

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Pablo Picasso. Woman with Yellow Hair. 1931.

Spread across four venues in New York, Venice, Bilbao, and Abu Dhabi, the Guggenheim's permanent collection contains more than 7,000 pieces of modern art, including masterpieces by Picasso, Modigliani, and Pollock. And now, you can view over 1,700 artworks by more than 625 different artists from the New York, Venice, and Bilbao Guggenheim museums online.

Stretching back to Impressionist master Monet and moving along to performance art by Marina Abramovic, a look at the collection is a free crash course in 20th-century art history. You can not only sort by artist, medium, date, and venue, but also by art movement. So if you are interested in who else, aside from Alexander Calder, is represented in the kinetic art movement or want to learn more about post-Impressionism, you can do so with the click of a button.

Best of all, most images are accompanied by a rich explanatory text that helps pick out the nuances of the artwork. Whether it's understanding the subtleties behind Cindy Sherman's Untitled Film Still series, and how this sets her apart from self-portrait photographers, to an in-depth explanation of Mark Napier's internet art, there's something for everyone.

The Guggenheim has made more than 1,700 pieces of its permanent collections in New York, Venice, and Bilbao available online for free. Here are some highlights, from Monet to Robert Mapplethorpe.

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Claude Monet. The Palazzo Ducale, Seen from San Giorgio Maggiore. 1908.

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Josef Albers. Untitled (Laundry on a Clothesline). ca. 1929.

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Vasily Kandinsky. Improvisation 28 (Second Version). 1912.

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Man Ray. Long Distance (Revolving Doors). 1916-17.

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Jackson Pollock. Alchemy. 1947.

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Robert Mapplethorpe. Self portrait. 1980.

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Willem de Kooning. Composition. 1955.

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Barbara Kruger. Untitled (Not Perfect). 1980.

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Roy Lichtenstein. Girl with a Tear I. 1977.

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Salvador Dalí. Birth of Liquid Desires. 1931-32.

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Cindy Sherman. Untitled Film Still, #15. 1978.

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Maurizio Cattelan. We are the Revolution. 2000.

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Piet Mondrian. Composition. 1929.

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Bruce Nauman. None Sing Neon Sign. 1970.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.

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